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The Shang Tea Blog

The Shang Tea Blog is the educational arm of the Shang Tea company. We hope to use this space to share more information about tea, chinese tea culture, and industry news. Shang Tea Company was founded by owner Zehua Shang, and we specialize in white tea which we produce ourselves. In addition to white tea, Shang also produces green tea, jasmine tea, and red/black tea. We are excited to use this blog to engage with other tea drinkers and also to focus on the tea topics that you want to hear about, so please let us know if there is a specific question that you want us to answer!

Can You Age Loose Leaf Tea?

by on Sunday, March 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM

When purchasing loose leaf tea today, you most likely receive the standard storage instructions; keep your tea stored in an airtight container at room temperature, make sure that the tea is stored in a dry environment, and ensure that your tea is not exposed to any strong odors. If you follow these instructions, most tea companies would tell you that the tea will last anywhere from 1-2 years, and the flavor will slowly diminish during that time.In China, however, high quality tea will often be...

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Tea and the Fermentation Process

by on Monday, February 8, 2016 6:30:00 PM

We love having the pleasure of sitting down with our customers to talk about how tea is processed and crafted into the beautiful leaf that unfolds in your cup. It is part of our passion and it also makes a tea drinking experience feel authentic when you have the chance to learn why the tea you are drinking tastes that way it does. One of our most popular teas in the store is the Tangerine Blossom Red Tea, and while we are sampling this tea we explain that the tea is a fully fermented leaf. This...

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Aging Tea

by on Friday, July 8, 2011 12:06:00 AM

When you buy loose leaf tea today in the United States you most likely receive the standard storage instructions; keep your tea stored in an airtight container at room temperature, make sure it is stored in a dry, low humidity environment, and ensure that your tea is not exposed to any strong odors. And if you follow these instructions, most tea companies will tell you that your tea will last anywhere from 1-2 years and the flavor will slowly diminish during that time.In China, however, high...

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